Laurel Anne Hill received an amazing Kirkus Review for her latest award-winning novel, “The Engine Woman’s Light.” The review even compared her ability to create cultures with that of Ursula K. Le Guin. Laurel, in awe of Le Guin for years, was honored and humbled by the comparison. “Ursula is so talented,” Laurel said, “my work could never be as good as hers in any manner.” Regardless, Laurel opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion and toasted a photo of David, her late husband. To read the review, go to https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/laurel-anne-hill/engine-womans-light/.
As a member of the Pacific Locomotive Association (PLA), I spent this Fourth of July riding the Niles Canyon Railway with friends and enjoying the amazing members’ picnic feast provided at the Sunol Depot Gardens.
If you love vintage trains, you’ll love the Niles Canyon Railway: http://www.ncry.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=541047&module_id=132166. And they need all sorts of volunteers to keep their railroad running. Check out their website. (Photos below taken by Laurel Anne Hill, author of “The Engine Woman’s Light.”)
Here is the Literary Stage schedule for the upcoming San Mateo County Fair, which runs from June 10 to 18. Note that I’ll interview Bardi Rosman Koodrin at her book launch on June 10. On June 11, I’ll participate in the Editors’ Panel and “one-on-one” writing consults. I’ll lead the art activity “Create Your Own Space Alien” on June 12. On June 15, I’ll give a workshop about writing from the heart and the pit of the stomach. On June 17, I’m organizing the annual Author Day. Please note that I’ll be present (except for June 16 and the evening of June 14) when there are activities on the Literary Stage–unless I drop from exhaustion.
For more information, go to: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts.